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Old 07-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Green algae taking over!

Any good reason for a thin layer of green algae??

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Bad water parameters.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Just tested... 0's across the board and 10 for nitrates...
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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That's the only thing that can cause it. 10 could be fueling it. It's also
Binding some so it would be higher f the algae didn't consume it. 0 phosphates?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Just ran out of my 'phates kit! I had leftovers from a kit from my buddy..I'll snag one on my way home tomorrow... I haven't had any experience with high phosphates yet. If that's the problem, what's the solution? And by the looks, could this be there problem, and other than phosphates are there any other kits I should get? Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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Maybe GFO in the filter?? I know you're not a mechanical filtration guy crister, but is this a fix?
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Gfo is chemical filtration I believe. You would be much better off using it in a reactor. I would make sure you have phosphates before doing anything. It could be the nitrates.
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Ok I just did a 10% change last night... Should I
Do another one tomorrow, or wait a couple
Days?
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Depends on what your parameters are. Just try to keep then as close to 0 as possible and you should be good. Also, do you have good flow in those spots? Algae likes lower flow.
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Plenty of flow.. 43x kinda flow, touches every spot of the aquarium... Haha been a battle til I figured it out! I'll check phosphates tomorrow and see where I'm at... You seem pretty good at the biological composition stuff, mind if I PM you with results, or do you mind replying to thread if I post?
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